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Breastfeeding dad’s support nipped in bud La Leche League. Feeding baby transcends gender Group turns down dad’s “When people have babies, well, you got to feed leadership request the baby. Trans parents and trans fathers want because he identifies as a man, not a woman the same opportunities to do that.” Mary Lynne Biener, a Toronto lactation consultant

Trevor MacDonald, a slim man with short silky, dark brown hair, a radiant smile sandwiched between a wispy moustache and goatee, sits bare-chested in a leafy Toronto garden, his infant son sucking gently on his tiny left breast. In the photo, shot on a recent visit to the city from his Winnipeg home, Trevor blissfully cradles the boy, contentment visible in his soft features. This is a proud papa breastfeeding his 16-monthold child, just as he has done many times before. Trevor, a 27-year-old stayat-home parent, loves fatherhood and, as a transgendered man, identifies as a dad. And-

he loves breastfeeding, owing his confidence and comfort nursing to his La Leche League Canada (LLLC) motherhood support group in Winnipeg. In early June Trevor wrote a letter to LLLC — an affiliate of the influential international mother-to-mother breastfeeding advocacy group — asking what it would take to become a group leader. He wanted to coach LGBTQ members and those who struggle, like he did, to breastfeed after chest reduction surgery. LLLC rejected the request seven weeks later, citing an 18-year-old policy: “Since an LLLC leader is a mother who breastfed a baby, a man cannot become an LLLC leader,”

the organization wrote in its reply, which is posted on Trevor’s blog, milkjunkies.net. “You told me that you do not identify as a mother,” LLLC continued. “You are your baby’s father. According to LLL philosophy the roles of mothers and fathers are not interchangeable. I think that this would make it difficult for you to represent LLL philosophy.” Not interchangeable. Those words resonate strangely to a transgender man. For Trevor, who said he was “disappointed” by LLLC’s refusal, the terms motherhood and fatherhood are, at best, quaint. “First and foremost I identify as a parent,” Trevor said. TORstar news service

Trevor MacDonald, a 27-year-old stay-at-home parent, feeds his 16-month-old son simultaneously from his breast and a supplementary feeding tube. HANDOUT PHOTO

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ONPHA report. Researchers sound alarm on affordable housing shortage

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Zombies get blood off cars the best From left, Sarah, Adi and Thea welcome patrons to the third annual Zombie Car Wash: Bloods ’n’ Suds on Sunday at Lansdowne and College. The proceeds will support the 10th annual Toronto Zombie Walk on Oct. 20. The car wash attracted a number of curious zombie watchers during its six-hour run. For a photo gallery of the event visit metronews.ca. DAVE STARRETT/FOR METRO

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Researchers are warning of a “serious affordable housing shortage” as the number on housing wait lists continues to climb, according to a report released Monday by the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association. Households — single people, families and seniors — on waiting lists for affordable housing grew by 2.9 per cent to 156,358 in 2011. Though this is less than in previous years — the number has decreased from 9.4 per cent in 2009 and 7.2 per cent in 2010 — researchers say the lingering effects of the recession and high rents in metropolitan areas almost guarantee a high demand for affordable housing. “We’re seeing some levels of recovery around the province, but for people who are living on low incomes they are still struggling,” said Margaret McCutcheon, policy researcher at ONPHA and author of the report. Single people and childless couples under 65 formed the largest demographic seeking housing for the first time, with 58,995 households on the wait list. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

Teen swims into history with Lake Ontario crossing Finish line. 14-yearold is believed to be youngest swimmer to cross the lake and has far exceeded her fundraising goal As Annaleise Carr touched the wall at Marilyn Bell Park shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday, she became the youngest girl ever to swim the 52-kilometre crossing from Niagara-on-theLake. She made the crossing in just under 27 hours. Carr embarked on the swim to raise money for Camp

Trillium — a summer camp for children with cancer. She entered the water Saturday around 6:15 p.m. Natalie Lambert, of Syndenham, Ont., was also 14 when she successfully crossed Lake Ontario from Sackets Harbour, N.Y., to Confederation Basin in Kingston in 2007. Carr began with a goal of raising $30,000 for Camp Trillium but exceeded that last week. She then set a new goal of $50,000. This goal was exceeded Sunday while she was swimming, buoyed by a single donation of $10,000. Cheers rang out from the fleet of boats, sending her a wave of inspiration. She has now raised more

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than $80,000. The motivation was much needed — Saturday night brought high winds and swells of more than a metre. A passing ship stirred up cold

water and errant sail boats skated through the flotilla. But Carr persevered. “She isn’t showing any signs of distress,” coach Lisa Anderson said Sunday, as a determined Carr carried on. Anderson watched Carr around the clock, performing alterations to her form and ensuring she ate and remained focused. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

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Another gruesome discovery: More possible remains found Scarborough. On Sunday a bag containing ‘fleshy’ material was found, the second such find in Toronto-area creek A coroner has been called in to examine a bag containing “suspicious” fleshy material discovered Sunday in the same Scarborough creek where possible hu-

man remains were found by a homeless man on Saturday. The discovery was made as Peel police continue to search a park in Mississauga where body parts were discovered late last week. A grey plastic bag containing what appeared to be remains of some kind, was found late Sunday morning in the West Highland Creek, near Scarborough’s Tam O’Shanter golf course, by a Torstar News Service

journalist who was photographing search teams in the area. Police were immediately notified. The new find was about 100 metres south of the first find. Police immediately expanded the cordon and brought in dog teams. “It’s certainly suspicious. That’s why we’ve sealed off the area and turned it over to forensics,” said Sgt. Doug Minor.

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Police investigate the area of West Highland Creek in Scarborough on Saturday after possible human remains were found.

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Missouri. Republican Senate candidate questions whether pregnancy can result from sexual assault Todd Akin, Missouri’s Republican Senate candidate, has questioned whether women can become pregnant when they’re raped. Akin said in an interview with St. Louis television station KTVI released Sunday that pregnancy from rape is “really rare.” A video of the interview is posted on the station’s website. Akin has said he opposes most abortions, and said in the interview that if a woman is raped, her body “has ways to shut that whole thing down.” Akin has served six terms and has said he’s Missouri’s most conservative congressman. He’s running against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Remembering those who died at Dieppe, 70 years on Dieppe veterans, from left, Fred Engelbretch, 92, Arthur Rossel, 92, Roy Wozniak, 93, Russ Burrows, 93, and David Lloyd Hart, 95, are seen during the commemorations Sunday to honour Allied soldiers killed 70 years ago in a failed Second World War invasion in Dieppe, northern France. Some 1,400 soldiers were killed in “Operation Jubilee” when the Allies tried to briefly invade Dieppe to test German defences. Michel Spingler/the associated press

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Jordanian child wounded by Syrian rockets Jordan’s information minister says four Syrian rockets have fallen on a northern Jordanian border town, wounding a four-year-old girl. The Jordanian girl was treated for shrapnel wounds and then released from hospital. the associated press

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NASA’s Curiosity rover has zapped its first Martian rock, aiming its laser for the sake of science. During the target practice on Sunday, Curiosity fired 30 pulses at a nearby rock over a 10-second window, burning a small hole. Since landing in the Gale Crater the rover has been checking instruments. the associated press

American drones fired a flurry of missiles in a Pakistani tribal area Sunday, killing a total of 10 suspected militants, officials said. In the strike, missiles hit two vehicles near the Afghan border, killing seven. Later, missiles destroyed a home, killing three people.

A suicide bomber blew himself up as cops in southern Russia gathered Sunday for the funeral of a slain colleague. The blast killed at least seven police and badly wounding 12 others. The funeral was for an officer who had been shot dead by militants in Ingushetia.

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McCaskill’s campaign said Sunday that “Akin’s record is riddled with policies and votes that hurt women.” Akin said Sunday the punishment for rape should be focused on the rapist and not “attacking the child.” Akin was interviewed on KTVI’s The Jaco Report, and also talked about numerous campaign issues such as voter ID laws, the economy and Medicare. The interview was conducted earlier in the week. Akin spokesman Steve Taylor declined to comment Sunday, saying he had not yet seen the interview. McCaskill, who is seeking a second term, said she found the comments “offensive.” The associated press

Aleppo, Syria. Battle with anti-Assad rebels slows for Muslim holiday A brief lull in fighting for a Muslim holiday Sunday allowed residents of Aleppo to take stock of their losses after three weeks of intense battles left many in Syria’s largest city strapped for cash, separated from loved ones and scared of more violence ahead. In the capital Damascus, President Bashar Assad prayed at a mosque in his first appearance in public since a bomb attack killed four of his top security advisers on July 18. Thousands across the country marched against

Assad in mosques and cemeteries after special dawn prayers marking the start of the three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, which caps the holy month of Ramadan. The holiday — usually a joyful time to remember the dead, dress up in new clothes and visit family — followed a particularly bloody Ramadan when fighting erupted in Syria’s two largest cities, bringing large civilian populations under fire and causing a spike in the death toll. The government has still not managed to defeat the rebels. the associated press


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Pups come out to play at Ottawa fetish contest Contestants barked, howled and gave inspiring speeches at Ottawa’s first-ever National Capital Leather Pride Weekend Pup contest, held at the Centretown Pub. The contest was similar to the Miss America Pageant — but for people who like to become puppies, dressed up in fetish gear. Contestants were judged in the jock/thong, speech and formal categories. “Pup play,” is an international phenomenon, but

has only been organized in the city for the past year, said Mr. Leather Ottawa 2010 Mike Tattersall, who emceed the competition, but isn’t a pup himself. “It’s a human expression of freedom and self-expression,” said Tattersall. “Imagine a room full of Labrador retriever puppies and the chaos those puppies would do to themselves as they play.” Pups generally wear leather, rubber or other fetish gear.

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Anti-gay activists sue Madonna over concert content Some Russian activists have sued Madonna for millions of dollars, claiming they were offended by her support for gay rights during a recent concert in St. Petersburg. Anti-gay sentiment is strong in Russia. In St. Petersburg, a law passed in February makes it illegal to promote homosexuality to minors, and the author of that law has pointed to the presence of children as young as 12 at Madonna’s concert on Aug. 9. Russian news agencies quote Alexander Pochuyev, a lawyer representing

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appears at a window of the Ecuadorian embassy in central London on Sunday. Sang Tan/The Associated Press

ican nation took a stand for justice,” in offering him sanctuary, but did not refer to the Swedish allegations against him. Instead, he attempted to shift attention to what he claims are preparations in the U.S. to punish him for the publication by WikiLeaks of a trove of American diplomatic and military secrets. Assange and his supporters claim the Swedish case is merely the opening gambit in a Washington-orchestrated plot to make him stand trial in the U.S. — something disputed by both Swedish authorities and the women involved. The Associated Press

the nine activists, as saying the suit was filed Friday against Madonna, the organizer of her Madonna Getty Images concert, and the hall where it was held, asking for damages totalling 333 million rubles, or about $10.2 million. The complaint includes a video taken at the concert showing Madonna stomping on an Orthodox cross and asking fans to raise their hands to show the pink armbands in support of gays and lesbians that were distributed among the audience, the news agency RIA Novosti reported. The Associated Press

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tawa’s pup community. He spoke about the courage it took to go out in public as a pup during the speech category of the competition. “Everyone sees us differently, positive, negative, I don’t care anymore,” he said. “I’m proud to be here and can’t wait to see what we’ll accomplish.” He had to get over the fear of what would happen to him for coming out as a pup, but now he’s glad he did, he said.T:6.614”Puppies Johnny, Scout and Rolph compete in the first-ever National Capital

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Elliot Lake braces for winter without mall Big loss. For the small Ontario town, the Algo Centre Mall was far more than just a shopping centre The days are still long and warm but winter is on the minds of many residents of Elliot Lake, a community nestled among the rugged beauty of rocks, forests and lakes of northern Ontario — known now across Canada as the town whose mall collapsed. Now the remains of the Algo Centre Mall stand as mute evidence of the June disaster that has robbed the town of its main gathering place. The town of about 13,500

people is still trying to come to grips with the loss of a building that was so much more than just another shopping centre. The mall provided warmth in winter, cooling in summer. A spot to socialize, have a coffee, get some exercise, and shop, all in one place. Sixty per cent of the town’s retail space was in the mall — 18 stores, nine government offices, and the library. All gone. Many residents are on fixed income, unable to drive or bear the cost of getting to other communities to shop. Sudbury, the nearest city, is more than two hours away. Winter is already being felt as parents prepare to send children back to school. But with the disappearance

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Rob Ford: Distracted driver, distracted mayor You know the story by now: Last week, on the way to a city hall press conference, Mayor Matt Elliott Rob Ford was spotted reading toronto@metronews.ca some papers while behind the wheel on the Gardiner Expressway. A photo of His Worship was posted to Twitter where it, of course, spread like wildfire. The mayor’s escapade-in-an-Escalade grabbed massive amounts of attention and prompted a truly ridiculous debate about whether Ford should hire someone to drive him around, something the notoriously stingy politician has refused to do. At the height of the inanity, Doug Ford suggested that city politicians could somehow force the mayor to get and use a chauffeur. (Not sure how that would work — maybe they could hide his car keys.) It’s ridiculous that we’re even talking about this. Yes, the leader of Canada’s sixth largest government should probably have a driver. That’s a sensible use of public funds. But more to the point: should the people of Toronto really have to care about how Rob Ford gets himself from place to place? The mayor is a functioning adult in charge of a $10-billion operating budget, and still we’re concerned that he’s incapable of driving himself around without doing dumb and dangerous things. Ford’s headline-grabbing driving last week served to almost completely bury any actual news coming out of city hall. The mayor’s planned trade mission to Chicago was overshadowed, as was the continued saga of the city’s nascent garbage privatization efforts. An emerging plan by budget chief Mike Del Grande to again freeze or cut spending across several city departments, including Toronto Police Services, was also bumped off the top of the news list. These are the stories that the mayor should be a part of. He needs to show leadership and help shape the message if he ever wants to regain control of the political agenda. This isn’t a new phenomenon. Just as he seemingly can’t keep his focus while behind the wheel, Ford has continuously let himself get distracted from the real business of running the city. If it’s not his various mishaps while driving, it’s 911 calls about comedians in his driveway or near-violent encounters with reporters in his backyard. He’s got a knack for attracting the wrong kind of attention — and it’s not only his opponents who think so. Last week, it was reported that the mayor’s new chief of staff Mark Towhey actually expressed concern about Ford’s personal and professional conduct prior to accepting his new position. Ford’s problems go beyond his habits while behind the wheel. Driver or not, this mayor needs to learn to Read more of Matt’s eliminate the distractions blog, Ford for Toronto, and keep his eyes on the at metronews.ca road.

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Aristocrat’s lawn gets a makeover Artist Caroline Wright and 100 volunteers created this checkerboard design in the garden of English heritage mansion Ham House. It was done with only hairdressing scissors to recreate the careful conditioning of the 17th century, when the house employed several lawn artists. It is part of the Garden of Reason season, promoting outdoor art.

“It was hard work — we used two boxes of plasters. But because of the team spirit it went to plan.” Caroline Wright, British artist and project leader. Wright specializes in “performance archaeology,” using historic or unique sites and adding a touch of the surreal or fantastic.

• Conwy Valley. The world’s largest hedge maze in North Wales, covering two acres with intricate designs and the world’s rarest tree. • Zhuo Zheng Yuan. From the Ming Dynasty, this World Heritage site is among the finest gardens in China, featuring islands and Myrtle trees. • Missouri Botanical Garden. Stunning plant combinations and flower beds in this site.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Dania Ramirez got a hell of a workout and a detailed tour of New York City making Premium Rush, in which they play fast-moving bike messengers. Metro sat down with the stars to talk about filming in the city and how dangerous even pretending to be a bike messenger can be — and to nitpick some

geographical inconsistencies in the film. Joe, you actually went through a cab’s windshield while filming. Were there any other particularly close calls or dangerous moments for either of you? Dania Ramirez: There was one time where I had to do a take where I had to jump the curb to get back on the sidewalk, and this UPS truck just decided to come pull out of nowhere right in front of me, and I had to turn my bike and skid and the whole nine. Every single day we filmed the movie, it was always in the back of my mind. “I hope I don’t fall today.” Because I fell so many times (laughs).

Columbia, your alma mater? JGL: It was a trip, man, because we shot in 2010, which is basically exactly 10 years after I arrived as a freshman and was living in (the dorm) John Jay, so yeah. It’s just a bizarre thing to make it back 10 years later. It was the first time I had shot on campus.

you turn corners. Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Actually, the movie’s really good about that. It’s pretty accurate... I’m trying to think if there were any. Well, the 1 Train doesn’t actually go above ground south of Columbia University. JGL: And he would be going south. That’s right, that’s right. We did. You’re totally right. We shot that chase scene up in, like, the high 130s. But it looked awesome. I guess I wasn’t worried about that. I just got done shooting a movie where Gotham City is made up of L.A., Pittsburgh, New York and parts of outside London. So to me if it’s seamless in the movie, it doesn’t bother me.

In what parts of the city were you particularly excited to film? DR: I was looking forward to riding around Chinatown. I just think on film it’s so interesting to watch that part of the city. JGL: I liked shooting uptown, actually, even if it might be a little inconsistent (laughs). Because just that part of town is maybe a little lesser known, and it is so pretty — maybe not pretty in the sense of peaceful

It can be tricky making a How was the experience of movie in New York, worrying T:10” shooting on campus at about continuity issues when

or whatever, but it’s a really visually striking part of town with the train up there. And it’s a part of town that I spent a fair amount of time in because I went to school up there and lived in Harlem for a year and a half. Have either of you seen 1986 Kevin Bacon film Quicksilver before? DR: I’ve had so many people come up to me and actually tell me about it. JGL: Especially people who are into bikes, I’ve found. “Oh, so you’re doing Quicksilver.” It’s like, I guess I’ve got to see this movie. S---, sorry. I still haven’t seen it. I’ve been told about it a lot. I still haven’t watched it. DR: At this point I kind of don’t even want to (laughs).

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Platinum Blonde frontman Mark Holmes poses for a portrait in Toronto last week. Michelle Siu/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Platinum Blonde frontman Mark Holmes doesn’t have much time for false modesty. He’s not shy about pointing out the multitude of modern bands he feels share DNA with his new-wave outfit, including Phoenix, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Killers. He also isn’t afraid of boasting about the state of the newly reformed Platinum Blonde — back with a new album and live dates after a two-decade layoff — as not only still relevant, but in fact “vital.” And as the band begins returning to stages across Canada, he’s certainly not going to apologize for summoning the same rock-star swagger that helped his Toronto band pack arenas in its ’80s heyday. Holmes, who owns Toronto’s trendy Mod Club, says that attitude is all too absent from most modern rock. “A little while ago, I commented on a show I’d seen at the club, that the band looks like the audience and the audience looks like the band

— checkered shirts, beards. I thought, really, no one’s getting bored of this yet?” Holmes said in a recent interview in the office of his club. “I thought, where are the rock stars? We need some rock stars.... We’re rock stars. We’re not the people next door, or down the street, or off the block. “We’re rock stars. The people coming to see us deserve to see something that is not part of their general life.” On this day, Holmes certainly looks the part. Clad in a sleeveless hoodie, jeans and flip flops, his hair dark but strategically dishevelled with sunglasses fastened to his face even inside his darkened club, Holmes is friendly and serene as a team furiously prepares his venue for an evening concert. Yet as he celebrates his group’s penchant for rockstar excess, he also says it was a major cause of their breakup. To hear Holmes tell it, during the band’s 1984-88 peak — when they piled up platinum trophies like empty hair-dye bottles thanks to hits including Crying Over You, Not in Love and Situation Critical — they also managed to amass a formidable group of enemies. “When we went on a bit of a holiday ... the climate around the band wasn’t the most healthy one,” he said.

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only features two original members — frontman Mark Holmes with guitarist Sergio Galli — because former drummer Chris Steffler, who joined the group for a reunion gig in June, suffers from the chronic ear condition tinnitus and couldn’t continue playing live. Bassist Kenny MacLean died from a heart issue in 2008.

“The industry was fed up with our hijinks. The thing is, Canada sometimes, especially back then, wasn’t exactly accepting of people who actually were rock stars and did follow that mantra. “We had a lot of enemies. People in the industry didn’t like us. They thought we were just spoiled brats... ‘They’re not brilliant. They don’t deserve what they have.’ “Time goes by and people get different opinions, of course,” he added. “I disliked disco when it was out and then after giving it a little listen, say, ‘Oh, it was kind of fun.”’ Platinum Blonde’s new album, Now & Never, drops Tuesday. the canadian press

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Jonas brother gets domesticated New TV series. Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle put their home life on display in Married to Jonas Viewers who tune into Kevin Jonas’ new reality show with his wife, Danielle, will see a different side of the 24-year-old singer. On Married to Jonas, Kevin jokes about sex and squabbles with Danielle. The show, which premiered Sunday on E! (10 p.m. EDT), isn’t about the Jonas brother who wore a purity ring and seemed too good to be true. This time, he seems more relatable. Kevin says he viewed the show, produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions, as an opportunity to show the public that he and Danielle are a normal couple. “Doing a show like this, you kind of have to take it in stride, and we looked at it as an opportunity to show who we are as a couple without them making that decision for us,” he laughed during a recent interview.

Danielle, 25, jokes the one thing that viewers will be surprised to see about her husband is “how messy Kevin is.” And unlike Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey and Jon and Kate Gosselin, Kevin and Danielle say filming the show didn’t blow them apart but made their relationship stronger. “We get to talk so much about things you might put aside and not want to bring up ... and we talk through things more instead of yelling,” she said. The show also follows Kevin and his brothers Nick and Joe as they go back to the studio as the Jonas Brothers. The Jonas Brothers announced Friday that after three years, they will return to the stage for a onenight performance at Radio City Music Hall on Oct. 11. The Associated Press

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Jean Claude Van Damme doesn’t pull any punches Expendables 2. The Muscles From Brussels talks about working with his heroes and making fight scenes seem more real He’s probably thrown just as many cinematic punches and triggered an equal number of onscreen shootouts and explosions as his counterparts, but there was a little bit of the fanboy in Jean Claude Van Damme when he talked about appearing in The Expendables 2 alongside some of Hollywood’s greatest action heroes. “They’re my heroes from the past,” Van Damme said in an interview Friday to promote the new action blockbuster. “Even today, they’re still my heroes. Rambo, Rocky, Terminator, Conan, Lone Wolf — I grew up with those movies.” The Expendables 2, which opened Friday in Canada, brings together many of the stars of the heyday of action pictures — Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li and Jason Statham. The plot revolves around the recovery of weaponsgrade plutonium from bad guys led by Van Damme’s character, appropriately named Vilain, although the story could easily be summed up in one of the commands

from Stallone’s character in the movie — “Track ‘em, find ‘em, kill ‘em.” Bullets fly! Explosions explode! Testosterone flows like a river! Van Damme, his famed Muscles From Brussels still clearly visible in a tight Tshirt at age 51, enjoyed playing the bad guy. “It was cool, it was great,” said the former kickboxing star. “I was able to amplify the acting.” He focused on Vilain’s ruthlessness despite the comedic elements of the film because he knew he couldn’t be a carbon copy of his costars. “I’ve got to stay a little different from the pack,” he explained. “I have to fulfil more in the sense of being on the other side.” Van Damme had turned down an offer to be in the first The Expendables because he said he was tied up on another project and was leery about committing because Stallone hadn’t finished the script. But Stallone won him over for the sequel. He enjoyed working with Stallone, saying he was receptive to input. “If you have a good idea with Stallone, he likes to listen. He’s a cool guy.” While the movie has a lot of computer-generated effects, Van Damme said there were none when the punches were thrown. “When you do a real move, a physical move, you can see your veins bulging and all that stuff.” The Associated Press

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Older films like his own Bloodsport from 1986, Stallone’s prizefighting Rocky series and even the old Tarzan movies had to flex some real muscle to achieve their punch, he said, and Van Damme suggested that added to the movie experience. But this kind of realism comes at a cost as they found out. • Real dangers. Realism came with a price on The Expendables 2, which is dedicated to the memory of stuntman Kun Liu, who was killed during filming. His family is suing Millennium Films and the movie’s stunt coordinator. Van Damme, who trains several times a week and eats lots of vegetables to stay in shape, acknowledged the risks taken by stunt people in films.

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Production on hold after Iron Man injury Production on Iron Man 3 has halted after the franchise’s star, Robert Downey Jr., was injured on set, Marvel Studios confirms in a statement. “Robert Downey Jr. sustained an ankle injury on the set of Iron Man 3 in

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Debate. I don’t care if it’s considered too old, says our Mommyish writer, who says it’s easier for her child LINDSAY CROSS

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There are a lot of people who don’t like strollers. They’re big. They get in the way of everything. They are impossible to manoeuvre through a doorway without assistance. They’re expensive for no real reason. Man, strollers suck. But I still use one on day trips with my four-year-old. First, I guess I should backtrack on strollers sucking. It’s really not that the strollers themselves are to blame. There are people with strollers who suck. There are actually people everywhere who suck, whether they’re pushing around a child in a carriage-like contraption or not. You just notice that the people with strollers suck more because they’re easier to pick out of a crowd. What with their behemoth of a baby-cart and all. But believe it or not, there are other kinds of people out there pushing strollers. Although plenty of people wonder why I still use a stroller or wagon at all. My daughter is four years old. She can walk just fine. She probably runs faster than I do, no matter how little those legs are. Shouldn’t she be able to walk on her own? I’ve gotten plenty of looks when I whip out the stroller for a longer zoo trip or a big day of shopping. Amusement parks,

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fairs and festivals are all appropriate times for me to lug out my stroller, but some question why it’s necessary. The truth is that my daughter still likes her stroller. And on a really long day when she’s likely to get tired and frustrated, I really like her stroller as well. A four-year-old can obviously walk around on her own. She can even walk around for hours on end when the situation calls for it. We go hiking and she walks miles with no problem. So if she really needed to walk around the zoo all day long, I’m sure she could. However, when we have

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full-day trips, little kids just don’t have the stamina of adults. Especially in the heat, our little girl gets worn out after a while. I like to think I’m actually saving people from the possibilities of a moody child throwing a tantrum. Tan-

trums don’t happen for us when our tuckered-out little one can take a minute in her stroller and take a break. My daughter gets plenty of movement and exercise on a day-to-day basis. I don’t need to test her endurance on a day at an amusement park.

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Helping teenagers deal with peer pressure With the teen years comes more independence — but so much freedom can leave room for students to be pressured into doing what they normally wouldn’t. Dr. Philip R. Herschman, chief clinical officer for CRC Health Group, the largest provider of addiction treatment in the U.S., teaches us how you can help your teen avoid those types of situations. Start before college “It all starts before that young adult moves into college. (If) that child is raised with a good value system and has learned how to make decisions through a normal maturation-

al process, good parenting will instill a good value system. A good value system will lead to good decision-making.” Plan for the situation “I have children, and when they move to a college setting I’ll talk to them about it prior to them getting in that setting and say, ‘These are the kinds of things that you might be faced with. If you are, how would you respond? Let’s think about it now and plan for it so that when it happens, it’s much easier to deal with.’” Have them offer alternatives “(They can) say, ‘It’s just not something I want to do, but

I’d love to go to a movie with you later’ or ‘I’m sorry, drinking is not something I want to do. I’m happy to be your designated driver and go out and have fun with you.’” Teach them to be firm “That’s why practicing ahead of time is helpful. (Tell them) you’ve got to be clear. You’ve got to look somebody in the eye and say, ‘No.’” Discourage judgments “Don’t (have your kids) tell them they’re bad for drinking. That will end relationships.” Talk about safe dating “(A) first date shouldn’t be,

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‘Let’s meet at his house for dinner’ but ‘Let’s go have dinner in a public place.’ You have to know somebody before you put yourself in a situation where it’s difficult to exit.”

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As summer comes to a close, families, neighbours and friends will be hosting a lot of get-togethers and feeding the masses. You’re bound to see the usual spread of hamburgers, chips and soda pop. But if you’d like to step it up and mix in an original, healthy and tasty dish that offers your guests a megawatt dose of bio-available minerals, the Canadian Health

Healthy eating

Equivalent This is equivalent to 42 grilled medium shrimp in calories.

2 hotdogs with mustard, ketchup and relish This recipe makes four servings. news canada

Food Association has the recipe to do just that. You can find the ingredients at any natural health retailer, or visit chfa.ca.

1. Place all dressing ingredients into a food processor and blend until the mint is completely chopped up, about 30 seconds. Place

your leafy greens into a large bowl and toss with the dressing. Sprinkle with walnuts and orange slices.

388 calories / 22 g fat I don’t like endorsing nitrite and sodium-filled processed meats, but in this case two dogs are better for you than the sausage!

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Turn nutritional powerhouse into a cheesy, crunchy snack Ingredients • 1 large bunch fresh kale • 250 ml (1 cup) walnut pieces • 125 ml (1/2 cup) shredded extra old cheddar cheese • 30 ml (2 tbsp) Dijon mustard • 75 ml (1/3 cup) water

A nutritious alternative, these scrumptious kale chips offer just the right amount of comfort and crunch. The combination of nutrition-packed kale and antioxidant-rich walnuts, spiced up with mustard and aged cheddar cheese make this a great snack that is also good for you.

1. Tear kale leaves into bitesized pieces and remove ribs. Wash and dry leaves thoroughly and set aside. 2. In a food processor, combine walnuts, cheddar, Dijon and water and pulse into a paste. Transfer paste to a large mixing bowl and add kale leaves, toss-

ing to coat evenly. Remove large clumps from leaves or spread out on leaves. (Do not apply too much walnut mixture on the kale leaves as this will prevent even drying.)

3.

On parchment-lined baking sheets, place a single layer of kale leaves a finger-

width apart. Bake one sheet at a time on the centre oven rack for 15 to 20 minutes until crisp. (Do not let the chips brown as they will taste bitter.)

Cheesy Kale Chips

4.

Chips will keep in airtight container for up to one week. The canadian Press

Makes 6 cups. the canadian press


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Mary Brown’s CEO Greg Roberts on success, humility and chicken Path to success. Entrepreneur accountant explored several avenues of business before sinking his teeth into successful franchise The In-Credibility Factor Teresa Kruze life@metronews.ca

Mary Brown’s chairman and CEO Greg Roberts mortgaged everything to bet on the chicken franchise’s success. istock

Greg Roberts grew up on Triton, a little island off the coast of Newfoundland, but as a young boy he had big dreams. After graduating with a degree and becoming a chartered accountant, he acquired a gas station and restaurant; then a pharmacy. Two pizza franchises and real estate ventures followed. But Greg had his eye on the big prize. When the franchise rights for Mary Brown’s Famous Chicken and Taters

became available, he mortgaged everything he had to buy the brand. “At the time I didn’t think it was a gamble because I knew the business and knew it had a lot of potential” Today, Roberts has close to 100 franchises in Canada, 1,250 employees, a flagship store in South America and hundreds of international franchises in the planning stages.

“All in 14 years. It feels like 40,” Roberts says with a laugh. His advice? “Work hard. Be candid. Listen to everyone and make the right decisions. At the end of the day I don’t want to be the richest man in the cemetery. I just want to be known as a good person and an even better family man.” Canadians were first introduced to Mary Brown’s in Newfoundland in 1969.

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Rangers chase Alvarez en route to rout of Jays

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MLB. Struggling Toronto offence held to six runs over weekend series against Texas Henderson Alvarez pitched with a heavy heart Sunday. The Toronto Blue Jays starter had been told of a death in the family in the morning and after an awful outing against Texas declined to speak to media. It was small wonder. Texas defeated Toronto 11-2 after banging out 19 hits — 12 against Alvarez in 4 1/3 innings — to win the rubber match of a three-game series. No Blue Jays mentioned Alvarez’s pain after the game — catcher Yan Gomes said he “had absolutely no idea” — but Rangers starter Matt Harrison expressed sympathy for the opposing pitcher. “I’ll say a little prayer for his family and him tonight,” said Harrison. “That’s pretty tough. To have that on your mind when you go out and pitch, your focus is definitely not on pitching.” Michael Young hit a threerun homer and added a two-run double for Texas, while Harrison (14-7) held Toronto to two runs and two hits, including a solo homer by Mike McCoy. The hit total and the eight runs allowed were both career highs for Alvarez (7-11), and, by the time McCoy homered in the fifth, the Rangers had broken the game open in the top of the fifth with five runs. David Murphy added his 11th homer of the season against Chad Jenkins in the ninth. “The Rangers came out and swung the bats aggressively, especially on first-pitch fastballs,” Blue Jays manager John Farrell

Offensive woes

Bautista,Lawrie totakeat-bats intheminors The good news for the Blue Jays is that Jose Bautista and Brett Lawrie will be back in the lineup Monday. The bad news, however, is that they’re back in the lineup of the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays. The Jays managed just two hits and two runs in the finale with the Rangers, dropping to nine games below .500. In the 21 games the Jays have played since July 29, without Bautista and catcher J.P. Arencibia and with a hobbled Brett Lawrie and Adam Lind, they are 0-12 when they score two runs or less. It’s the fact that they’ve scored two or less in 12 of 21. In addition, the Jays since July 29 have scored a total of just 59 runs, an average of less than three per game, with 16 home runs and a .212 team batting average. TORSTAR NEWS SERVICE

said. “I didn’t think he used his secondary stuff enough, particularly as they started to be aggressive early in the counts. There was still first-pitch fastball approach that they took advantage of.” After the game Gomes was returned to triple-A Las Vegas, likely to make room for catcher Yorvit Torrealba who completed his four-game stint with double-A New Hampshire on Sunday. THE CANADIAN PRESS

MLB. Cabrera associate tried fabricating defence against drug test: Report An associate of San Francisco Giants all-star Melky Cabrera purchased a website and attempted to create evidence to support a claim that the outfielder inadvertently took the substance that caused a positive drug test, the New York Daily News reported Sunday. Baseball officials uncovered the scheme as Cabrera prepared his case to challenge the test. Cabrera’s grievance then was dropped, and Major League Baseball announced a 50-game suspension Wednesday. A team of six to seven investigators from MLB uncovered

Melky Cabrera THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE

the plan, a baseball official familiar with the probe said Sunday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because MLB didn’t authorize anyone to discuss the matter publicly. Cabrera tested positive for testosterone, MLB said. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Henderson Alvarez tosses his glove into the dugout after being pulled in the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers Sunday at Rogers Centre in Toronto. BRAD WHITE/GETTY IMAGES Baseball

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Canada loses to Panama at little league tourney

Manchester City leaves it late vs. Southampton

Biffle wins race after Johnson’s engine troubles

James Gonzalez had two homers and six RBIs, including a grand slam, and Aguadulce, Panama, defeated the Hastings All-Stars from Vancouver 8-3 on Sunday to stay unbeaten at the Little League World Series. “That was probably the best pitching team we’ve seen. They had good fastballs and good breaking balls,” Canada manager Vito Bordignon said. “We had difficulty adjusting today.”

Manchester City fought back after a second-half collapse against Southampton to open its title defence with a 3-2 victory against the Premier League newcomers on Sunday. Chelsea had no such troubles overcoming Wigan in Sunday’s other match. New signing Eden Hazard set up Branislav Ivanovic’s opener and won the penalty from which Frank Lampard converted to clinch a 2-0 victory.

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Jimmie Johnson looked as if he had already finished the hardest work. After starting at the back of the pack, he had moved up quickly, and when he passed Brad Keselowski for the lead on lap 191 of 200, his No. 48 Chevrolet seemed to be the superior car. Then Johnson’s engine faltered with only six laps remaining at Michigan International Speedway. He lost the race — and the NASCAR Sprint Cup points lead — to Greg Biffle on Sunday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


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Hunger for Ball displayed in win over Stampeders CFL. Argos linebacker made an impact in latest victory with eight official tackles When Argos rookie linebacker Marcus Ball found out that he had only been credited with eight tackles against the Stampeders, there was a look of disappointment on his face. “Oh man, I was trying to hit 10,” Ball, 25, said in the jubilant Toronto dressing room at McMahon Stadium on Saturday after the Argos’ 22-14 win. He thought he had more stops and the former Memphis Tiger might be right. The official scorer could have missed a few tackles here and there although it’s hard to miss Ball with his long jet black hair flowing down from underneath the back of his helmet. It sure looked like he was

Marcus Ball argos handout/torstar news service

in on just about every defensive play as he continually swarmed Calgary running back Jon Cornish throughout the game. Ball, if you pardon the pun, was a ball-hungry demon along with his fellow linebackers, Brandon Isaac and Robert McCune, both former Stam-

peders. “I thrive off getting around the ball. The coach focuses on that. Each and every person on the defence has to get to the ball,” said the six-foot-one 191-pounder, who also sacked Calgary quarterback Kevin Glenn once. “That’s where plays happen. The ball is the most important thing out there. “That’s my game. Get to the ball and make a play. “We fly around for the ball. We cover for one another. If one person misses it, it doesn’t matter because we’ve got other guys coming.” As the Argos ran their win streak to five straight games over the Stampeders since 2010, Ball and Isaac drew key undisciplined penalties from Cornish and Lewis, respectively, that took the sting out of a couple of big offensive plays by the Stamps. torstar news service

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Argos getting defensive • Marcus Ball has 27 tackles — which ranks him ninth in the league — despite missing one game due to injury. • Robert McCune had six tackles on Saturday and now has a

total of 36 for the year, good for fourth in the CFL • Brandon Isaac has racked up 18 tackles. • Defensive co-ordinator Chris

Jones’ aggressive attack expects to be just as hungry next Monday when former Argo tailback Cory Boyd returns to Toronto for the first time since signing with the Edmonton Eskimos.

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NATIONAL LEAGUE

EAST DIVISION

EAST DIVISION W 71 67 66 59 56

New York Tampa Bay Baltimore Boston Toronto

L 49 54 55 62 65

Pct GB .592 — .554 41/2 .545 51/2 .488 121/2 .463 151/2

CENTRAL DIVISION Chicago Detroit Kansas City Cleveland Minnesota

L 55 57 66 67 70

Pct GB .542 — .529 11/2 .450 11 .446 111/2 .417 15

Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Chicago Houston

W 70 65 62 58

L 50 55 60 64

Pct .583 .542 .508 .475

Los Angeles San Francisco Arizona San Diego Colorado

GB — 5 9 13

Sunday’s results Baltimore 7, Detroit 5 Texas 11, Toronto 2 Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 2 Tampa Bay 8, L.A. Angels 3 Oakland 7, Cleveland 0 Seattle 5, Minnesota 1 Boston at N.Y. Yankees Saturday’s results Texas 2, Toronto 1 Boston 4, N.Y. Yankees 1 Baltimore 3, Detroit 2 Kansas City 9, Chicago White Sox 4 Oakland 8, Cleveland 5 Tampa Bay 10, L.A. Angels 8 Seattle 3, Minnesota 2 Monday’s games Kansas City (W.Smith 4-4) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 7-8), 7:10 p.m. Baltimore (Mig.Gonzalez 5-2) at Texas (Dempster 1-1), 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 7-5) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 9-9), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Duensing 2-8) at Oakland (McCarthy 6-4), 10:05 p.m. Cleveland (Jimenez 9-12) at Seattle (Millwood 4-10), 10:10 p.m. Tuesday’s games Toronto at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Baltimore at Texas, 8:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Cleveland at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.

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H Avg.

Trout LAA 98 396 95 136 .343 MiCabrera Det 120 473 81 157 .332 Revere Min 82 345 46 110 .319 Mauer Min 110 408 67 130 .319 Jeter NYY 118 504 72 160 .317 Ortiz Bos 89 320 65 101 .316 Konerko CWS 103 385 51 121 .314 Fielder Det 120 436 65 135 .310 AEscobar KC 116 444 50 137 .309 AJackson Det 98 386 76 119 .308 HOME RUNS - ADunn, Chicago, 35; Hamilton, Texas, 34; Granderson, New York, 32; MiCabrera, Detroit, 31; Encarnacion, Toronto, 31; Willingham, Minnesota, 31; Trumbo, Los Angeles, 29. PITCHING - Price, Tampa Bay, 16-4; Weaver, Los Angeles, 15-3; Sale, Chicago, 14-4; MHarrison, Texas, 13-7; Vargas, Seattle, 13-8; Sabathia, New York, 123; Scherzer, Detroit, 12-6; Verlander, Detroit, 12-7; Darvish, Texas, 12-9; PHughes, New York, 12-10. Not including yesterday’s games

RANGERS 11, BLUE JAYS 2

W 75 70 57 56 55

L 46 51 64 65 67

Pct GB .620 — .579 5 .471 18 .463 19 .451 201/2

W 74 67 65 54 47 39

L 48 54 56 66 73 83

Pct .607 .554 .537 .450 .392 .320

CENTRAL DIVISION

W 65 64 54 54 50

WEST DIVISION Texas Oakland Los Angeles Seattle

Washington Atlanta New York Philadelphia Miami

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GB — 61/2 81/2 19 26 35

WEST DIVISION W 67 66 62 53 46

L 55 55 59 70 73

Pct GB .549 — 1 .545 /2 .512 41/2 .431 141/2 .387 191/2

Sunday’s results Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 4 L.A. Dodgers 5, Atlanta 0 Washington 5, N.Y. Mets 2 Arizona 8, Houston 1 Philadelphia 8, Milwaukee 0 Pittsburgh 6, St. Louis 3, 19 innings Colorado 3, Miami 2 San Diego 7, San Francisco 1 Saturday’s results Cincinnati 5, Chicago Cubs 3, 1st game St. Louis 5, Pittsburgh 4 Arizona 12, Houston 4 N.Y. Mets 2, Washington 0 Chicago Cubs 9, Cincinnati 7, 2nd game L.A. Dodgers 6, Atlanta 2 Philadelphia 4, Milwaukee 3 Miami 6, Colorado 5 San Francisco 8, San Diego 7 Monday’s games Atlanta (T.Hudson 12-4) at Washington (Zimmermann 9-7), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 5-7) at Philadelphia (Halladay 6-7), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (White 2-6) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 154), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Germano 2-2) at Milwaukee (M.Rogers 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Miami (Buehrle 10-11) at Arizona (J.Saunders 6-9), 9:40 p.m. Pittsburgh (W.Rodriguez 7-12) at San Diego (Volquez 7-9), 10:05 p.m. San Francisco (Bumgarner 13-7) at L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 11-6), 10:10 p.m. Tuesday’s games Atlanta at Washington, 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Houston at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. Miami at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 10:10 p.m.

NL LEADERS

G

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R

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McCutchen Pit 116 433 85 154 .356 MeCabrera SF 113 459 84 159 .346 Posey SF 109 387 55 129 .333 CGonzalez Col 108 428 78 137 .320 DWright NYM 116 429 73 137 .319 YMolina StL 102 379 47 120 .317 Altuve Hou 112 448 68 137 .306 Holliday StL 117 448 75 137 .306 Braun Mil 111 429 78 131 .305 Freese StL 110 397 56 119 .300 HOME RUNS - Braun, Milwaukee, 33; Beltran, St. Louis, 28; Bruce, Cincinnati, 25; Kubel, Arizona, 25; Ludwick, Cincinnati, 25; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 24; Stanton, Miami, 24. PITCHING - Cueto, Cincinnati, 16-6; AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 15-4; Dickey, New York, 15-4; GGonzalez, Washington, 15-6; Strasburg, Washington, 14-5; Hamels, Philadelphia, 14-6; Lynn, St. Louis, 13-5; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 13-7; Miley, Arizona, 13-8. Not included including yesterday’s games

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Umpires—Home, Bill Welke; First, Angel Campos; Second, Tim Tschida; Third, Jeff Nelson. T—2:34. A—35,701 (49,260).

SATURDAY RANGERS 2, BLUE JAYS 1 Texas Kinsler 2b MiYong ss Andrus ss Hamltn lf Beltre 3b N.Cruz dh DvMrp rf Morlnd 1b Gentry cf LMrtnz c LMartn ph Soto c Totals

ab 4 3 0 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 1 0 30

r 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

h 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 5

bi 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

Toronto RDavis lf Rasms cf Encrnc dh Cooper 1b YEscor ss McCoy 3b KJhnsn 2b Mathis c Gose rf Hchvrr 3b-ss

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E—Jenkins (1). LOB—Texas 2, Toronto 10. 2B—Beltre (23), Hechavarria (2). HR—N.Cruz (19). SB—R.Davis (38), Gose (10). CS— Dav.Murphy (3), Gentry (6). S—Hechavarria. IP H Texas Oswalt R.Ross Scheppers H,3 Kirkman W,1-2 H,2 Mi.Adams H,22 Nathan S,24-25 Toronto Villanueva L,6-3 Loup Jenkins Oliver

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BB SO

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2 3 2 0 0 0

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Loup pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. HBP—by Oswalt (Encarnacion). PB—Mathis. Balk—Oswalt 2. Umpires—Home, Jeff Nelson; First, Bill Welke; Second, Angel Campos; Third, Tim Tschida. T—2:47. A—30,033 (49,260).

SOCCER MLS

T EN N IS ATP-WTA

EASTERN CONFERENCE Kansas City New York Chicago Houston D.C. United Montreal Columbus Philadelphia New England Toronto

GP 25 24 24 24 23 27 21 22 24 24

W 14 12 12 11 11 11 8 7 6 5

L 7 7 7 6 8 13 8 12 13 14

T 4 5 5 7 4 3 5 3 5 5

WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN GF GA 31 22 40 34 30 26 35 27 37 30 39 44 21 22 24 28 27 31 27 43

WESTERN CONFERENCE San Jose Real Salt Lake Seattle Los Angeles Vancouver Dallas Chivas USA Colorado Portland

GP 25 26 24 26 26 27 22 25 23

W 14 13 11 11 10 8 7 8 5

L 6 10 6 11 9 11 9 15 12

T 5 3 7 4 7 8 6 2 6

G OL F

GF GA 48 32 37 32 34 24 44 40 28 33 33 35 15 26 32 36 22 39

Pt 46 41 41 40 37 36 29 24 23 20 Pt 47 42 40 37 37 32 27 26 21

Note: Three points for a win, one for a tie. Sunday’s results Philadelphia 1 D.C. United 1 Portland at New York Columbus at Houston Saturday’s results Seattle 2 Vancouver 0 Kansas City 1 Toronto 0 Montreal 3 San Jose 1 Chicago 2 New England 1s Dallas 2 Real Salt Lake 1 Chivas USA 1 Colorado 1 Wednesday, Aug. 22 Chicago at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. (rescheduled from Aug. 18 due to Columbus player funeral) Friday, Aug. 24 Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 D.C. United at Montreal, 4 p.m. New England at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Seattle at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. Vancouver at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26 Dallas at Los Angeles, 7 p.m. New York at Kansas City, 9 p.m.

FOOT BA LL NFL PRE-SEASON Sunday’s result Indianapolis at Pittsburgh Saturday’s results N.Y. Giants 26, N.Y. Jets 3 Houston 20, San Francisco 9 St. Louis 31, Kansas City 17 Chicago 33, Washington 31 San Diego 28, Dallas 20 Seattle 30, Denver 10 Friday’s results Tennessee 30, Tampa Bay 7 Minnesota 36, Buffalo 14 Jacksonville 27, New Orleans 24 Detroit 27, Baltimore 12 Carolina 23, Miami 17 Arizona 31, Oakland 27 Monday’s game Philadelphia at New England, 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 Green Bay at Cincinnati, 7 p.m. Jacksonville at Baltimore, 7:30 p.m. Arizona at Tennessee, 8 p.m.

At Mason, Ohio Sunday’s results MEN Singles Championship Roger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Novak Djokovic (2), Serbia, 6-0, 7-6 (7). Doubles Championship Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Horia Tecau (4), Romania, def. Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna (6), India, 6-4, 6-4. WOMEN Singles Championship Li Na (9), China, def. Angelique Kerber (5), Germany, 1-6, 6-3, 6-1. Doubles Championship Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka (5), Czech Rep., def. Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, and Zheng Jie (8), China, 6-1, 6-3. Saturday’s results MEN Singles Semifinals Roger Federer (1), Switzerland, def. Stanislas Wawrinka, Switzerland, 7-6 (4), 6-3. Novak Djokovic (2), Serbia, def. Juan Martin del Potro (6), Argentina, 6-3, 6-2. Doubles Semifinals Robert Lindstedt, Sweden, and Horia Tecau (4), Romania, def. Bob and Mike Bryan (2), U.S., 7-5, 6-7 (5), 10-2 tiebreak. Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna (6), India, def. Ivan Dodig, Croatia, and Marcelo Melo, Brazil, 6-4, 6-3. WOMEN Singles Semifinals Angelique Kerber (5), Germany, def. Petra Kvitova (4), Czech Rep., 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. Li Na (9), China, def. Venus Williams, U.S., 75, 3-6, 6-1 Doubles Semifinals Katarina Srebotnik, Slovenia, and Zheng Jie (8), China, def. Nuria Llagostera Vives and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (6), Spain, 6-4, 6-3.

C FL WEEK 8 EAST DIVISION Montreal Toronto Hamilton Winnipeg

GP W L 7 3 3 7 4 3 7 3 4 7 2 5

T 0 0 0 0

PF PA Pt 202 213 8 160 165 8 207 230 6 159 224 4

T 0 0 0 0

PF PA Pt 164 137 8 158 119 8 200 196 6 175 141 6

WEST DIVISION Edmonton B.C. Calgary Saskatchewan

GP W L 7 4 3 6 4 2 7 3 4 6 3 3

Sunday’s result Saskatchewan at B.C. Saturday’s result Toronto 22 Calgary 14 Friday’s result Montreal 38 Edmonton 25 Thursday’s result Winnipeg 32 Hamilton 25

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